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Passport expiring in December this year. Need to transfer my h1b to the new employer that I just got the job offer from. Will there be an issue with USCIS because of this? Also, I moved out and I am currently living with a friend in another state which gets covered under a different Indian consulate. So I do not have any residence proof which will be needed by the Indian consulate to issue a new passport. Is there a way out of this mess?

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Your new h1b transfer approval will be only till December. Once you have new passport, you will need to file an extension.

@OP - in 2019

It would be better if you do get your passport renewed asap so your H-1B approval will be it's full term instead on until your passport expiry date. I can't speak about the current situation with the pandemic but I had my passport renewed in the DC Indian Consulate and it was a surprisingly smooth process. I opted for the tatkal process as I had my H-1B renewal coming up and a planned trip to Mexico. I paid about $200 (I'll have to look this up to see if I'm in the right ballpark) and went there one day with all the documents needed. I got my passport delivered home within a week. Whichever state you're in, look up to see if that consulate is open and what they need for processing. I think it may not even matter if you don't have an address proof for that "area". Good luck 🤞

Thanks D1. Wonder what’s the protocol for tatkal these days ?

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